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Plot: A charming thief and a band of unlikely adventurers undertake an epic heist to retrieve a lost relic, but things go dangerously awry when they run afoul of the wrong people.
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Now I really did enjoy this, but let’s not for a moment pretend that it has much originality to it. We start with a scene borrowed from “Jurassic Park” (1993) before getting introduced to the wise-cracking “Edgin” (Chris Pine) who has been incarcerated in an impregnable prison with his pal “Holga” (Michelle Rodriguez). They’re at a sort of parole board hearing awaiting the arrival of “Jarnathan” for whom they have a rather surprising use! What now follows in an exciting and quickly paced series of escapades that sees our escapees try to reconcile with his daughter “Kira” (Chloe Coleman) whom they left in the capable – they thought – hands of their pal “Forge” (Hugh Grant). It turns out that he has his own agenda, and together with the mysterious “Sofina” (Daisy Head) is working on a plan to garner untold riches. That latter creature, though, has her own agenda too – a much more malevolent and dastardly one. “Edgin” and “Holga” have to find a magical helmet in order to spring his daughter and so recruiting the rather hapless sorceror “Simon” (Justice Smith) and the shape-shifting “Doric” (Sophia Lillis) set off in search of the legendary warrior “Xenk” (Regé-Jean Page) and perilous adventures beckon. This actually works well as an entertaining, episodic, collection of short stories that pitch our heroes agains a wonderfully chubby dragon, some dead but undead soldiers and along the way treats us to bits of “Journey to the Centre of the Earth” by way of “Maze Runner”. “Robin Hood” and some stunningly presented magical duels worthy of Edgar Allan Poe. There is plenty of pith in the script – a bit of sarcasm never goes wrong; the cast genuinely seem to be having fun as their quest lurches from the frying pan to the fire each time and there is a suitably conniving effort from Grant to top it all off and keep us interested. I was a little disappointed in Page. He doesn’t really have so much to do, and features rather sparingly – but Pine shows something of his versatility as an actor (perhaps not so much with his lute) and the whole thing delivers an amusing ensemble effort that passes 2¼ hours predictably, but nonetheless enjoyably. I could have done with more dragons and sorcery, but the visual effects are still put to good use to support a character-led, light-hearted, drama that is really only worth seeing on a big screen. This is good fun – and they even spelled “honour” properly in the title!
Based on the legendary role-playing game, “Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves” is nothing like what I anticipated and much better than I expected. This irresistible fantasy adventure has a healthy dose of good humor, playful charm, and is easily accessible to all who love imaginary worlds filled with wizards, sorcerers, warlocks, knights, and fire-breathing dragons.
Charismatic thief Edgin (Chris Pine) and his band of unlikely adventurers (including Holga (Michelle Rodriguez) the barbarian) undertake an epic heist to retrieve a lost relic and to liberate his daughter (Chloe Coleman) from Forge’s (Hugh Grant) castle. Things go dangerously awry when they run afoul of the wrong people, but the group must work together to overcome seemingly never-ending obstacles as they continue their important quest.
While directors John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein stay true to the origins of the game, prior knowledge of Dungeons & Dragons isn’t necessary. The film explains everything you need to know, making this an action adventure that’s appropriate for everyone. It’s surprising just how accessible this movie is. You don’t have to know the rules of the game to get a real kick out of this one. I’m sure there are plenty of Easter eggs hidden around for the gamers, but it’s not so insider that the uninitiated can’t understand what’s going on. This is definitely one of the film’s greatest strengths.
The story (with a script by Goldstein, Daley, and Michael Gilio) is solid too, with well-developed characters and irreverent humor that keeps the movie from becoming just another based-on-a-game throwaway. There’s a ton of heart and genuine emotion, which is elevated by the terrific cast. The actors play off each other well, giving a human element to what thankfully is not just a bunch of dumb CGI. You can feel the real connection between Edgin and Holga, best friends who always have each other’s backs, and Rodriguez and Pine’s chemistry finds the perfect groove. Grant, who is having a career resurgence lately, is as delightful as ever as the rogue Forge Fitzwilliam, as is Justice Smith as amateur sorcerer Simon and Sophia Lillis as shape shifting tiefling druid Doric. Most shocking is that Pine isn’t doing yet another version of his annoying shtick here, which in itself is a massive achievement.
The pacing is brisk and the special effects are well done, even if the finale is stretched a little thin. I found it easy to become engrossed in the mythical world of D&D not only because the movie looks great visually, but the characters are appealing, too. There’s plenty to root for.
Even if you think you aren’t a fan of the fantasy genre, I suggest you give “Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves” a try. This playful, character-driven adventure offers a ton of magical fun at the movies.
**By: Louisa Moore / SCREEN ZEALOTS / www.ScreenZealots.com**
Far Exceeded My Expectations!!
I went to watch this a few days ago with no prior knowledge of anything about D&D. I didn’t even watch the trailer. It was extremely funny, I was laughing all through it. It was very silly, but it held itself together very well, similar to Thor Ragnarok. I can imagine that serious D&D players might not enjoy that aspect, though I’m not sure how serious the game gets, all I know is that it is meant to last ages. Cris Pine was great, Hugh Grant was fantastic, and everyone else was also super funny. The plot wasn’t super original or anything, but I would recommend this to anyone, and I already have to about twenty people. It is well worth the money as it is a great action/adventure/fantasy/comedy. A bit of a cross between Indiana Jones, Lord of the rings and The Princess Bride. I was laughing out load for at least twenty minutes throughout. So go watch it. Definitely.
Fun & entertaining
Never played dungeons and dragons (though I’ve always really wanted to!) but without knowing anything about the source material, this was pretty good!
Very entertaining overall, great pacing, some laugh out loud moments, a few great characters. That’s not to say it’s perfect though, some of the laughs fall short, and my biggest criticism would be the lack of world building and character development.
Saying that though, it’s a great Friday night movie. You really don’t have to think too hard about this one, just sit back, be entertained, and enjoy the laughs and magic. Fun, but not fantastic.
Original Language en
Genre Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Director John Francis Daley, Jonathan Goldstein
Writer Jonathan Goldstein, John Francis Daley, Michael Gilio
Actors Chris Pine, Michelle Rodriguez, Regé-Jean Page
Country United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Iceland, Australia
Awards 1 nomination
Production Company Paramount Pictures
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